Nov 8th 2021

Monday, November 8
8pm CT
Streaming on YouTube
FREE, $10 suggested donation

Option Talks Music: Ishmael Ali Catalan Zghoul

Option is pleased to welcome Chicago based cellist, guitarist and composer Ishmael Ali Catalan Zghoul to the series for a solo presentation and discussion focusing on his wide ranging and idiomatic approach to sound. Ishmael’s steadily growing discography and list of collaborators has helped to earn him a place as one of the leading figures in Chicago’s fertile, creative music scene.

Tune in on Monday, November 8th at 8pm Chicago time to hear the discussion, ask questions in the chat, and listen to Ishmael perform and discuss his creative ideas and background with Option curator Tim Daisy.

The Option series is presented as part of Experimental Sound Studio’s virtual concerts every Monday. Link to this program below.

About Ishmael Ali Catalan Zghoul

Ishmael Ali is a first generation Filipino-Arab-American cellist, guitarist, improviser, composer, and electronic artist currently residing in Chicago. His work centers on exploring sound through improvisation, experimentation, collaboration, as well as a wide array of idiomatic approaches in an ever-changing, always-growing list of projects with diverse focuses and influences.Though varying drastically from group to group, a common thread in his work is the juxtaposition of seemingly disparate elements to create something new: both foreign and familiar.

In addition to performing, Mr. Ali  is a co-founder and audio engineer at the recording space Marmalade in Chicago and  was the founder and director of the now inoperative music and art space, Orotund Music. He continues to work as an organizer and promoter through the music series OBTC.

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